"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things."
- Ray Bradbury
"Creativity takes courage."
- Henri Matisse
I am a Phoenix born and raised website and graphic designer. I began experimenting with building websites and making graphics in Photoshop in the late '90s. I learned from design blogs, online tutorials, and trial-and-error.
Over time I continued to hone my skills to the point that in 2004 I felt confident taking on projects as a freelance designer. I got to work with a wide variety of clients including small businesses, real estate agents, a local writer, a political campaign, and more. This allowed me to gain valuable experience and practice many different design styles.
Since 2011, I have been working full-time as a website designer for the Professional Web Design team at Go Daddy. In my time there I have worked on new website builds and on a dedicated website updates team. This experience has allowed me to learn to work with a diverse team and gain a better understanding of how a large-scale design agency runs.
In my free time I like to hang out with my wife and daughter, write about local beer and hot wings, and collect hot sauce.
"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up."
- Pablo Picasso